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Education commissioner visits White Earth

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Alice Seagren met with the White Earth Tribal Council and regional school administrators Thursday to discuss educational issues for White Earth students.

The meeting marks the first time Seagren has met with the council and educators

"These are historic meetings. They have never happened before," said tribal council chairwoman Erma Vizenor.

Meeting participants addressed academic initiatives, creation of an American Indian youth facility, the White Earth Comprehensive Education Study and staffing at the MDE.

The commissioner also toured schools at Pine Point and White Earth.

For the full story, see Saturday's edition of the Park Rapids Enterprise.